Kappa Delta Rho Lifeline Launches

Latrobe, PA—The National Fraternity of Kappa Delta Rho is pleased to announce the launch of Kappa Delta Rho Lifeline, an online mental health resource center adapted from The Jed Foundation’s ULifeline website, which demonstrates the fraternity’s commitment to greater mental health awareness, accurate education, and appropriate treatment resources.

The launch of Lifeline comes on the heels of Kappa Delta Rho’s announcement last week of their new initiative—Brothers’ Keeper—a program of ongoing support for their Brotherhood that includes educational, leadership, character development programs and mental health resources to support their undergraduate membership. 

Lifeline is part of a collaboration with The Jed Foundation (JED) — a leading non-profit organization that exists to protect the emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults, led by Brother John MacPhee, Nu Alpha ’89.

"Many college students will experience periods of emotional distress and mental health challenges, and among college students, it is less common for men to seek help when they are struggling,” said John MacPhee, CEO of JED. “We are pleased to see a national fraternal organization like Kappa Delta Rho supporting their members’ wellbeing and empowering them to know when and how help themselves and each other with resources like Kappa Delta Rho Lifeline.”

Kappa Delta Rho National President, Eugene L. Spencer, Iota ’76 stated, “As our Brothers’ Keeper, we should be aware of possible warning signs and subtle calls for help.  We do not have to be mental health professionals to recognize someone else’s difficulties or our own and seek assistance. We cannot stand idly by and expect that Brothers struggling with mental health issues such as depression, anxiety, or substance abuse will ask for help or resolve these issues on their own. A Brotherhood means that we support each other, and we put a hand out to those Brothers who need it; we do not wait to be asked or invited. Sometimes, the request for help doesn’t come and the impact of the death of a Brother on everyone whose life he touched is profound, and forever.”

All Brothers—both undergraduate and alumni—are encouraged to review the Lifeline site http://kappadeltarho.ulifeline.org/. By knowing what tools and resources are available, one can act quickly and confidently when they recognize an Brother in need. Lifeline is a resource that will truly help all Brothers be their Brothers’ Keeper.

About Kappa Delta Rho:

Kappa Delta Rho is an American college social fraternity spread throughout the United States. The fraternity places emphasis on Fellowship, Leadership, Scholarship, Service, and Tradition. Kappa Delta Rho’s open motto is "Honor Super Omnia", or "Honor Above All Things". More information about Kappa Delta Rho can be found online at http://www.kdr.com.

About JED:

JED is a nonprofit that exists to protect emotional health and prevent suicide for our nation’s teens and young adults. JED equips teens and young adults with the skills and knowledge to help themselves and each other; partners with high schools and colleges to strengthen their mental health, substance abuse and suicide prevention programs and systems; and encourages community awareness, understanding and action for young adult mental health.

Learn more at jedfoundation.org. Check out JED’s programs including: JED Campus (jedcampus.org), Set to Go (settogo.org), ULifeline (ulifeline.org), Half of Us (halfofus.com) and Love is Louder (loveislouder.com). 

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